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Old 01-22-2006, 11:42 PM   #23
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mulla is a a scholar, that keeps on learning religion, teaches amature Sheikhs, they write books and give lectures...they study their whole life times...for more that 40 years.....
an imam can be just a leader in prayer.....thats about it, i can be an imam to a certain degree, i lead prayer thats it.

a shiekh is like mini scholar, that knows the basics can get couples married and can answers....and they FOLLOW scholars since they are not that educated, they are not on a low status, but they are not on a high one....

i think justin has the explanation correct, i just wanted to elaborate
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